Star Spa: Kinara
Most day spas focus on facials, not food. But for Christine Splichal, who's married to acclaimed Los Angeles chef Joachim Splichal, beautiful skin begins with healthful eating. A year and a half ago, she and longtime facialist Olga Lorencin-Northrup opened Kinara Skin Care Clinic, Spa and Café in West Hollywood. Celebrity clients such as Halle Berry, Sofia Coppola and Kate Hudson visit the spa for superior treatments like the Bora Bora scrub with Hawaiian brown sugar and for excellent low-fat food (wild salmon with wilted baby spinach, for example) prepared by chef Elizabeth Mendez. Splichal doesn't believe in self-denial, which explains the well-chosen wine list; it even includes Veuve Clicquot. "It's okay to drink Champagneas long as it's good Champagne," says Splichal. DETAILS 656 North Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-657-9188.
"Put avocado puree on your faceit's an excellent moisturizer because it's so fatty."
Lucy Kelly, aesthetician, Babor at Takashimaya, NYC